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  • Originally posted by Robbie View Post

    By the time we get to 2003/4/5 it had certainly been abolished as Mark Joseph charted 4 singles in the top 40 with singles that were apparently only on sale in 7 record shops in the Luton area.
    where's the source for this? I could only find this article which mentions him doing a nationwide school tour and the debut record having "pre-booked sales" but going on to being in 170 Virgin Megastores nationwide.

    https://web.archive.org/web/20160304...arts_1_1022921

    EDIT: Alan Jones mentions it was only available through selected Virgin stores in six locations. (page 12) https://worldradiohistory.com/UK/Mus...2003-03-01.pdf
    Last edited by Blondini; Sun August 28, 2022, 12:12.

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    • Why was the six year old 'Green Shirt' charting at this time?!

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      • Originally posted by Blondini View Post

        where's the source for this? I could only find this article which mentions him doing a nationwide school tour and the debut record having "pre-booked sales" but going on to being in 170 Virgin Megastores nationwide.

        https://web.archive.org/web/20160304...arts_1_1022921

        EDIT: Alan Jones mentions it was only available through selected Virgin stores in six locations. (page 12) https://worldradiohistory.com/UK/Mus...2003-03-01.pdf
        I knew it was just a small amount of stores but couldn't remember the exact details. The article also says that the 6 shops it was available in were scattered through the country. I don't think it became more widely avalble though as it pretty soon vanished (as did everything else he charted with).

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        • Originally posted by Eponymous View Post
          Why was the six year old 'Green Shirt' charting at this time?!
          I've just checked discogs.com. He (or rather Telstar, the label) had just released a best of album ('The Best Of Elvis Costello - The Man') and I 'm assuming this was to promote the album as it is included on it. B side 'Beyond Belief' is also included on the album and is another older track.

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          • Originally posted by Eponymous View Post
            Why was the six year old 'Green Shirt' charting at this time?!
            It was released as a single to promote a "best of" compilation.

            Edit: Beaten to the punch (to name another EC album track)....

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            • 18 May 1985

              Twk Lwk Wks Title Artist Sales
              1 1 3 19 Paul Hardcastle 7974
              2 2 17 Move Closer Phyllis Nelson 2702
              3 3 5 I Feel Love (Medley) Bronski Beat / Marc Almond 2476
              4 9 8 Rhythm Of The Night DeBarge 1811
              5 7 4 Feel So Real Steve Arrington 1743
              6 13 2 Walls Come Tumbling Down! The Style Council 1654
              7 NE 1 A View To A Kill Duran Duran 1567
              8 20 5 Love Don't Live Here Anymore Jimmy Nail 1567
              9 4 8 Everybody Wants To Rule The World Tears For Fears 1370
              10 8 5 Don't You (Forget About Me) Simple Minds 1350
              11 11 5 I Was Born To Love You Freddie Mercury 1304
              12 6 3 The Unforgettable Fire U2 1201
              13 16 4 I Want Your Lovin' (Just A Little Bit) Curtis Hairston 1008
              14 30 2 Slave To Love Bryan Ferry 986
              15 NE 1 Kayleigh Marillion 950
              16 10 6 One More Night Phil Collins 924
              17 5 6 We Are The World USA For Africa 914
              18 17 5 Would I Lie To You? Eurythmics 858
              19 19 9 Cry Godley & Creme 852
              20 33 2 Magic Touch Loose Ends 805
              21 12 8 Clouds Across The Moon RAH Band 702
              22 29 4 Rage To Love Kim Wilde 674
              23 25 4 Walk Like A Man Divine 659
              24 36 2 Call Me Go West 645
              25 32 2 Shake The Disease Depeche Mode 645
              26 31 8 Free Yourself The Untouchables 644
              27 14 5 Lover Come Back To Me Dead Or Alive 620
              28 38 3 All Fall Down Five Star 605
              29 18 5 Look Mama Howard Jones 588
              30 15 9 Could It Be I'm Falling In Love David Grant And Jaki Graham 572
              31 NE 1 Out In The Fields Gary Moore & Phil Lynott 541
              32 44 2 Here We Go Everton 1985 (The Official Team Record) 536
              33 50 2 Get It On The Power Station 517
              34 22 4 Don't Fall In Love (I Said) Toyah 513
              35 NE 1 We All Follow Man. United Manchester United Football Team 499
              36 26 10 Stainsby Girls Chris Rea 463
              37 21 5 Eye To Eye Chaka Khan 456
              38 58 4 Obsession Animotion 428
              39 41 4 Walking On Sunshine Katrina And The Waves 423
              40 46 2 The Word Girl Scritti Politti 416
              41 23 5 So Far Away Dire Straits 408
              42 24 10 Black Man Ray China Crisis 402
              43 27 13 We Close Our Eyes Go West 387
              44 28 4 No Rest New Model Army 381
              45 48 5 Thinking About Your Love Skipworth & Turner 366
              46 34 11 Easy Lover Philip Bailey (Duet With Phil Collins) 326
              47 NE 1 Icing On The Cake Stephen 'Tin Tin' Duffy 304
              48 55 3 Duel Propaganda 291
              49 52 2 Cherish Kool & The Gang 279
              50 43 3 Dangerous Pennye Ford 273
              51 49 5 Love Is...... Vikki 271
              52 59 9 Imagination Belouis Some 268
              53 60 2 Suddenly Billy Ocean 263
              54 53 5 I Wonder If I Take You Home Lisa Lisa And Cult Jam With Full Force 250
              55 51 3 Like I Like It Aurra 238
              56 39 8 Welcome To The Pleasuredome Frankie Goes To Hollywood 220
              57 62 2 Modern Romance (I Want To Fall In Love Again) Francis Rossi and Bernard Frost 216
              58 37 9 Love Is A Battlefield Pat Benatar 208
              59 35 9 Spend The Night The Cool Notes 201
              60 40 9 Life In A Northern Town Dream Academy 181
              61 NE 1 Sanctified Lady Marvin Gaye 179
              62 64 2 Romance (Let Your Heart Go) David Cassidy 177
              63 45 15 The Heat Is On Glenn Frey 172
              64 54 10 That Ole Devil Called Love Alison Moyet 168
              65 71 2 Over The Sea Jesse Rae 164
              66 42 13 Can't Fight This Feeling REO Speedwagon 157
              67 83 3 Walking On The Chinese Wall Philip Bailey 154
              68 80 3 Green Shirt Elvis Costello & The Attractions 139
              69 87 2 Remember I Love You Jim Diamond 134
              70 85 2 Boogie Oogie Oogie A Taste Of Honey 133
              71 56 6 No Man's Land Gerard Kenny 132
              72 57 11 Every Time You Go Away Paul Young 120
              73 94 4 Second Nature Dan Hartman 115
              74 67 13 Hangin' On A String (Contemplating) Loose Ends 113
              75 78 6 Megarex T.Rex 112
              *** 70 7 Fan The Flame Barbara Pennington 109
              76 77 5 Radio Africa Latin Quarter 103
              *** 47 7 That Was Yesterday Foreigner 101
              77 74 2 Animal Instinct Commodores 97
              *** *** 10 Wide Boy Nik Kershaw 97
              *** 79 7 Heartline Robin George 94
              *** *** 10 Some Like It Hot The Power Station 93
              *** 61 10 Pie Jesu Sarah Brightman and Paul Miles-Kingston 92
              *** 65 4 Froggy Mix James Brown 88
              78 69 3 Girls On My Mind (Vocal) Fatback 87
              79 NE 1 Let It Swing Bobbysocks! 86
              *** *** 27 You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) Dead Or Alive 84
              80 NE 1 Devoted To You Cacique 83
              81 93 19 Missing You Diana Ross 83
              *** 68 12 Kiss Me Stephen 'TinTin' Duffy 79
              *** 75 8 Grimly Fiendish The Damned 73
              82 91 4 My Baby Just Cares For Me Nina Simone 69
              83 90 4 Rock And Roll Girls John Fogerty 69
              84 NE 1 Who Knows What Love Is? Strawberry Switchblade 68
              *** 82 3 A.B.C. (Falling In Love's Not Easy) Direct Drive 68
              85 92 43 Two Tribes Frankie Goes To Hollywood 67
              86 89 2 Found My Girl Imagination 67
              87 111 3 This Is The Shirt Two People 66
              *** 72 29 Cover Me Bruce Springsteen 66
              88 98 3 Take Me To The Fire This Island Earth 65
              *** *** 11 Super Gran Billy Connolly 65
              *** *** 8 Roses Haywoode 64
              *** 81 7 Put My Arms Around You Kevin Kitchen 63
              *** *** 12 Material Girl Madonna 62
              89 100 3 Thief In The Night George Duke 61
              *** 66 22 Won't You Hold My Hand Now (Remix) King 61
              90 NE 1 Oh Yeah! Bill Withers 60
              91 95 3 Lucky In Love Mick Jagger 60
              92 119 4 Love Comes Gary Glitter 59
              93 NE 1 Tonight (Dancing With The Desparate) Norma Lewis 58
              *** 76 5 Beyond The Sea (La Mer) George Benson 58
              *** *** 6 Moments In Love / Beat Box Art Of Noise 58
              94 63 5 Jail House Rap Fat Boys 58
              95 NE 1 Pink And Black Robert Plant 56
              96 116 2 A Broken Heart Can Mend Alexander O'Neal 54
              97 NE 1 Wallflower The Monochrome Set 53
              98 NE 1 Sweet Nothing Working Week 49
              *** *** 5 Settle Down Lillo Thomas 49
              *** *** 10 Let's Go Together Change 49
              *** *** 28 Solid Ashford & Simpson 47
              *** *** 43 Dancing In The Dark Bruce Springsteen 47
              99 NE 1 Warm And Tender Love The Intruders 45
              100 99 11 Eastenders Simon May 43
              *** 73 15 Do What You Do Jermaine Jackson 43
              *** *** 6 Castles In The Air The Colourfield 43
              *** *** 9 The Country Of The Blind Faith Brothers 42
              101 113 3 Freak-A-Ristic Atlantic Starr 41
              *** 102 16 The Belle Of St. Mark Sheila E. 41
              *** *** 17 Nightshift Commodores 41
              *** *** 7 Don't Come Around Here No More Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers 41
              102 138 9 Piece Of The Action Meat Loaf 40
              103 *** 8 Shakespeare's Sister The Smiths 40
              104 108 24 I Want To Know What Love Is Foreigner 39
              105 114 39 I Just Called To Say I Love You Stevie Wonder 38
              *** *** 11 Now That We've Found Love Third World 38
              *** 84 4 Oh Baby Spank 38
              *** 101 10 The Megamelle Mix / Pump Me Up Grandmaster Melle Mel And The Furious Five 37
              106 RE 8 Dynamite Jermaine Jackson 36
              *** *** 13 The Last Kiss David Cassidy 36
              *** *** 18 Little Red Corvette / 1999 Prince 36
              107 NE 1 Reward / Treason (It's Just A Story) Remixed Version The Teardrop Explodes 35
              107 NE 1 All The Daughters (Of Her Father's House) The Icicle Works 35
              *** 106 13 Let's Go Crazy / Take Me With U Prince And The Revolution 35
              *** *** 10 Somebody Bryan Adams 35
              *** *** 8 Aikea-Guinea Cocteau Twins 34
              *** 86 6 Going Down To Liverpool Bangles 34
              109 103 2 Celebrate Youth Rick Springfield 33
              *** *** 21 I Know Him So Well Elaine Paige And Barbara Dickson 32
              *** *** 10 Between The Wars (EP) Billy Bragg 32
              110 88 5 Watch Me Catch Fire Big Heat 32
              *** *** 7 Groovin' (Vocal) War 32
              111 145 23 Do They Know It's Christmas? Band Aid 31
              112 140 40 Smalltown Boy Bronski Beat 31
              *** *** 13 Theme From 'Shaft' Eddy & The Soul Band 31
              113 118 3 Number One (Savin' Face) / That's Livin' Alright Joe Fagin 31
              114 *** 25 The Power Of Love Frankie Goes To Hollywood 30
              115 110 2 Give A Little Love For Love Stylistics 30
              *** *** 9 Axel F Harold Faltermeyer 30
              116 NE 1 Secret In The Street Nils Lofgren 29
              117 NE 1 Forbidden Fruit Richie Weeks & Centrefold 29
              118 RE 2 Someone For Me Whitney Houston 20
              119 NE 1 Cats Eyes John Kongos 29
              *** *** 5 Baby Come And Get It Pointer Sisters 29
              *** 121 52 Tainted Love Soft Cell 29
              120 96 2 Like A Virgin / Method To My Madness The Lords 29
              121 NE 1 Circus Ring (We Scream About) Vitamin Z 28
              122 NE 1 Human To Human Adu 28
              123 136 15 Belfast Barnbrack, Vocal: Owen McMahon 28
              *** *** 11 Dancing In The Dark (EP) Big Daddy 28
              *** 104 3 Hold Me Tight Robert White 28
              *** *** 6 Nightshift Winston Groovy 28
              *** *** 8 The ABC Of Kissing Richard Jon Smith 27
              *** *** 7 Be Near Me ABC 27
              124 151 46 Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now) Phil Collins 26
              *** *** 8 A Pair Of Brown Eyes The Pogues 26
              125 199 2 For You My Love Nellie Lutcher (With Nat King Cole) 25
              126 *** 16 Love Like Blood Killing Joke 25
              127 149 23 Last Christmas / Everything She Wants Wham! 25
              *** 107 5 Two Worlds Apart Explorers 25
              *** *** 8 Don't Worry Baby / Will The Wolf Survive Los Lobos 25
              128 *** 17 You're The Inspiration Chicago 24
              *** 137 26 I Feel Love (Part 1) Donna Summer, Remixed by Patrick Cowley 24
              *** *** 9 Let Her Go Strawberry Switchblade 24
              129 117 6 Pretty One Jamie Rae 24
              *** *** 8 Love Me Right Now Rose Royce 24
              130 112 12 Absolute Reality The Alarm 24
              *** *** 19 World Destruction Time Zone featuring John Lydon And Afrika Bambaataa 24
              131 105 79 Relax Frankie Goes To Hollywood 24
              *** 97 4 The Gambler Kenny Rogers 24
              132 RE 9 Gun Law The Kane Gang 23
              133 *** 12 Breaking Up My Heart Shakin' Stevens 23
              134 *** 19 The Boys Of Summer Don Henley 23
              135 141 110 Blue Monday New Order 23
              136 132 15 This Is Not America (Theme From 'The Falcon And The Snowman') David Bowie/Pat Metheny Group 23
              137 130 2 Cannonball Supertramp 23
              137 130 2 Fire, Fire / Little Red Riding Hood The Meteors 23
              *** 127 39 Ghostbusters Ray Parker Jr. 23
              *** 109 4 Strangers Pallas 23
              139 150 2 Think About Love Dolly Parton 22
              140 135 2 How Much Longer Re-Flex 22
              141 124 4 Into The Night B.B. King 22
              142 115 2 Cool It Now New Edition 22
              143 NE 1 Too Much Time The Boothill Foot-Tappers 21
              144 NE 1 Girls Night Out Toto Coelo 21
              145 153 3 Deep The March Violets 21
              146 144 18 Loverboy Billy Ocean 21
              *** 143 12 In My House Mary Jane Girls 21
              *** *** 15 Things Can Only Get Better Howard Jones 21
              *** *** 25 Shout Tears For Fears 21
              147 133 21 Run To You Bryan Adams 21
              *** 126 18 Legs ZZ Top 21
              148 188 4 Move Me The Woodentops 20
              149 173 12 Back In Stride Maze featuring Frankie Beverly 20
              150 166 12 No Fool (For Love) Hazell Dean 20
              *** *** 28 Close (To The Edit) Art Of Noise 20
              *** 142 31 Pride (In The Name Of Love) U2 20
              *** 134 12 More Than I Can Bear (Remix) Matt Bianco 20
              *** 123 5 Let's Make Africa Green Again Brafa Team 20
              151 NE 1 Ave Maria Aled Jones 19
              152 168 8 Kiss You All Over / It's Gonna Take Some Time This Time Millie Jackson 19
              *** *** 9 Boogie Down (Bronx) Man Parrish 19
              153 122 2 Two Can Have A Party Sarah & The Planes 19
              154 NE 1 Young Hearts Of Europe U-BahnX 18
              155 NE 1 Prison Tom Robinson 18
              156 RE 28 Freedom Wham! 18
              157 170 12 Never Understand The Jesus And Mary Chain 18
              *** *** 5 Sunset Grill Don Henley 18
              *** *** 9 Myzterious Mizster Jones Slade 18
              158 120 11 Forever Man Eric Clapton 18
              *** 155 42 Careless Whisper George Michael 17
              *** 156 15 How Soon Is Now? The Smiths 17
              *** *** 17 Ticket To Ride The Beatles 17
              159 128 3 Glasshouse The Promise 17
              160 RE 46 Agadoo Black Lace 16
              161 171 2 Don't Turn Your Back On The One You Love Nigel Cochrane 16
              *** 157 27 Like A Virgin Madonna 16
              *** *** 9 Just Like An Arrow Magnum 16
              *** *** 5 Babies Ashford & Simpson 16
              162 NE 1 King Heroin (Don't Mess With Heroin) Jazzy Jeff 15
              163 RE 5 All Around The World The Fraggles featuring Travelling Matt & Gobo 15
              164 RE 19 Friends Amii Stewart 15
              165 RE 14 … (And That's No Lie) Heaven 17 15
              166 RE 2 Fresher Than Ever! The City Limits Crew 15
              167 RE 42 Jingo Candido 15
              168 199 2 Walk On The Wild Side Gerty Molzen 15
              169 186 15 Personality / Let Her Feel It Eugene Wilde 15
              *** *** 8 Kings And Queens Killing Joke 15
              *** *** 5 We Belong Together / Work For Love Rockie Robbins 15
              170 175 10 'Til My Baby Comes Home Luther Vandross 15
              171 174 12 You Ain't Really Down Status IV 15
              172 163 85 Pal Of My Cradle Days Ann Breen 15
              *** 158 22 Cockney Translation Smiley Culture 15
              *** *** 11 The Glamorous Life Sheila E. 15
              173 139 16 Sex Over The Phone The Village People 15
              174 NE 1 Jammin' Teena Marie 14
              175 RE 10 Seasons In The Sun Terry Jacks 14
              176 NE 1 Get Up, I Feel Like Being A Sex Machine / Get Up Offa That Thing James Brown 14
              177 RE 16 This House (Is Where Your Love Stands) The Big Sound Authority 14
              178 RE 2 Take On Me a-ha 14
              179 RE 24 Why? Bronski Beat 14
              *** *** 7 I Won't Let You Go Agnetha Fältskog 14
              *** 179 15 Papa's Got A Brand New Pigbag (Electrofunk Version) The Silent Underdog 14
              *** *** 4 You Send Me The Manhattans 14
              *** 129 4 Be With Me Red Guitars 14
              180 RE 9 No. 1 Rat Fan Roland Rat Superstar 13
              181 RE 22 Treat Her Like A Lady The Temptations 13
              182 RE 28 Rain Forest Paul Hardcastle 13
              183 NE 1 Yo' Little Brother Nolan Thomas 13
              184 RE 13 Liberator Spear Of Destiny 13
              *** RE 70 Ain't Nobody Rufus And Chaka Khan 13
              185 RE 21 Fresh Kool & The Gang 13
              *** RE 7 Music And You Sal Solo (featuring L.C.G.C) 13
              *** RE 4 The Other Side Of Heaven Kissing The Pink 13
              *** RE 3 New Attitude Patti LaBelle 13
              186 199 2 Blue Sisters Swing (EP) Flesh For Lulu 13
              187 198 22 It Ain't Necessarily So Bronski Beat 13
              188 189 2 Vox Humana Kenny Loggins 13
              *** *** 11 Starvation / Tam-Tam Pour L'Ethiopie Starvation / Tam-Tam Pour L'Ethiopie 13
              *** 169 16 Method Of Modern Love Daryl Hall & John Oates 13
              *** 165 8 She Goes To Finos The Toy Dolls 13
              *** *** 6 Along Comes A Woman (Remix) Chicago 13
              189 148 5 Jet Set Alphaville 13
              190 147 4 How We Gonna Make The Black Nation Rise? Brother 'D' with Collective Effort 13
              191 RE 10 I Can't Stand The Rain Tina Turner 12
              192 RE 22 Somebody (Remix) / Blasphemous Rumours Depeche Mode 12
              193 RE 15 Neutron Dance Pointer Sisters 12
              194 RE 22 Everything Must Change Paul Young 12
              195 RE 26 The Wild Boys Duran Duran 12
              196 RE 21 I Would Die 4 U Prince And The Revolution 12
              197 RE 10 Electric Boogaloo Ollie And Jerry 12
              198 RE 41 Wake Me Up Before You Go Go Wham! 12
              *** *** 41 Yah Mo B There (Remix) James Ingram (With Michael McDonald) 12
              199 185 17 Eat Your Heart Out Paul Hardcastle, Vocals by Kevin Henry 12
              200 176 8 Morons From Outer Space The Morons 12

              chart listing courtesy of kobyhadrian

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              • I was able to prep a couple of charts yesterday so have been able to post a chart today after all.

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                • The Flesh For Lulu 5-track EP from last week charted on indie albums this week.

                  John Kongos with the theme to the TV show C.A.T.S. Eyes. Backed with a dodgy vocal version - credit "vocal by Louise Burton" https://www.discogs.com/release/2760...ngos-Cats-Eyes
                  (instrumental) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BncZd9BSKk
                  (vocal) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzA_UVcEQ3I


                  U-BahnX was a one-off synth record featuring John Waddington of The Pop Group and a German female singer
                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-WBrelmrSk
                  The 12" mix was by Phil Harding and Pete Waterman.
                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KwXoKHkjrQ0

                  That's the rapper Jazzy Jeff - not to be confused with DJ Jazzy Jeff
                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udGXz5ujsik

                  Surprised at Morons From Outer Space lasting that long - the film flopped, i think.









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                  • Happy to see Toto Coelo (I wasn't expecting them to chart after 1983) and Nolan Thomas there.

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                    • 25 May 1985

                      Twk Lwk Wks Title Artist Sales
                      1 1 4 19 Paul Hardcastle 5431
                      2 7 2 A View To A Kill Duran Duran 3690
                      3 8 6 Love Don't Live Here Anymore Jimmy Nail 2389
                      4 2 18 Move Closer Phyllis Nelson 2145
                      5 3 6 I Feel Love (Medley) Bronski Beat / Marc Almond 2103
                      6 4 9 Rhythm Of The Night DeBarge 2009
                      7 15 2 Kayleigh Marillion 1661
                      8 5 5 Feel So Real Steve Arrington 1524
                      9 6 3 Walls Come Tumbling Down! The Style Council 1509
                      10 35 2 We All Follow Man. United Manchester United Football Team 1416
                      11 14 3 Slave To Love Bryan Ferry 1282
                      12 11 6 I Was Born To Love You Freddie Mercury 1255
                      13 10 6 Don't You (Forget About Me) Simple Minds 1182
                      14 32 3 Here We Go Everton 1985 1118
                      15 9 9 Everybody Wants To Rule The World Tears For Fears 1038
                      16 20 3 Magic Touch Loose Ends 1008
                      17 24 3 Call Me Go West 927
                      18 31 2 Out In The Fields Gary Moore & Phil Lynott 895
                      19 22 5 Rage To Love Kim Wilde 853
                      20 39 5 Walking On Sunshine Katrina And The Waves 779
                      21 25 3 Shake The Disease Depeche Mode 749
                      22 13 5 I Want Your Lovin' (Just A Little Bit) Curtis Hairston 734
                      23 19 10 Cry Godley & Creme 723
                      24 33 3 Get It On The Power Station 720
                      25 18 6 Would I Lie To You? Eurythmics 699
                      26 12 4 The Unforgettable Fire U2 698
                      27 26 9 Free Yourself The Untouchables 670
                      28 38 5 Obsession Animotion 650
                      29 40 3 The Word Girl Scritti Politti 637
                      30 23 5 Walk Like A Man Divine 596
                      31 28 4 All Fall Down Five Star 588
                      32 27 6 Lover Come Back To Me Dead Or Alive 573
                      33 17 7 We Are The World USA For Africa 566
                      34 16 7 One More Night Phil Collins 564
                      35 47 2 Icing On The Cake Stephen 'Tin Tin' Duffy 532
                      36 45 6 Thinking About Your Love Skipworth & Turner 486
                      37 53 3 Suddenly Billy Ocean 469
                      38 NE 1 So In Love Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark 462
                      39 34 5 Don't Fall In Love (I Said) Toyah 397
                      40 NE 1 The Live EP (EP) Gary Numan 388
                      41 21 9 Clouds Across The Moon RAH Band 380
                      42 NE 1 Heaven Bryan Adams 350
                      43 67 4 Walking On The Chinese Wall Philip Bailey 346
                      44 49 3 Cherish Kool & The Gang 334
                      45 30 10 Could It Be I'm Falling In Love David Grant And Jaki Graham 324
                      46 NE 1 The Perfect Kiss New Order 313
                      47 NE 1 History Mai Tai 305
                      48 29 6 Look Mama Howard Jones 304
                      49 48 4 Duel Propaganda 302
                      50 52 10 Imagination Belouis Some 300
                      51 36 11 Stainsby Girls Chris Rea 283
                      52 61 2 Sanctified Lady Marvin Gaye 279
                      53 69 3 Remember I Love You Jim Diamond 276
                      54 57 3 Modern Romance (I Want To Fall In Love Again) Francis Rossi and Bernard Frost 275
                      55 37 6 Eye To Eye Chaka Khan 275
                      56 79 2 Let It Swing Bobbysocks! 251
                      57 62 3 Romance (Let Your Heart Go) David Cassidy 222
                      58 42 11 Black Man Ray China Crisis 214
                      59 70 3 Boogie Oogie Oogie A Taste Of Honey 211
                      60 46 12 Easy Lover Philip Bailey (Duet With Phil Collins) 208
                      61 NE 1 Paisley Park Prince And The Revolution 202
                      62 50 4 Dangerous Pennye Ford 199
                      63 55 4 Like I Like It Aurra 197
                      64 41 6 So Far Away Dire Straits 193
                      65 54 6 I Wonder If I Take You Home Lisa Lisa And Cult Jam With Full Force 192
                      66 73 5 Second Nature Dan Hartman 190
                      67 44 5 No Rest New Model Army 189
                      68 NE 1 She Sells Sanctuary The Cult 182
                      69 56 9 Welcome To The Pleasuredome Frankie Goes To Hollywood 182
                      70 43 14 We Close Our Eyes Go West 182
                      71 NE 1 Oh What A Feeling Change 179
                      72 75 7 Megarex T.Rex 171
                      73 90 2 Oh Yeah! Bill Withers 169
                      74 58 10 Love Is A Battlefield Pat Benatar 162
                      75 NE 1 Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick (Remix) Ian Dury & The Blockheads 156
                      76 NE 1 It Ain't Fair Edwin Starr 155
                      77 80 2 Devoted To You Cacique 142
                      78 68 4 Green Shirt Elvis Costello & The Attractions 140
                      79 NE 1 Frankie Sister Sledge 132
                      80 109 3 Celebrate Youth Rick Springfield 125
                      *** 51 6 Love Is...... Vikki 118
                      *** 59 10 Spend The Night The Cool Notes 117
                      81 81 20 Missing You Diana Ross 116
                      *** 60 10 Life In A Northern Town Dream Academy 115
                      82 65 3 Over The Sea Jesse Rae 113
                      83 86 3 Found My Girl Imagination 107
                      *** 71 7 No Man's Land Gerard Kenny 104
                      84 76 6 Radio Africa Latin Quarter 103
                      85 NE 1 Sweet 2th - Wig Wam Willy Mix - The Teen-Action Mix The Sweet 102
                      86 88 4 Take Me To The Fire This Island Earth 99
                      87 *** 10 Axel F Harold Faltermeyer 96
                      *** 63 16 The Heat Is On Glenn Frey 96
                      *** 64 11 That Ole Devil Called Love Alison Moyet 94
                      88 *** 30 Cover Me Bruce Springsteen 93
                      89 93 2 Tonight (Dancing With The Desparate) Norma Lewis 85
                      *** 66 14 Can't Fight This Feeling REO Speedwagon 84
                      *** *** 11 Some Like It Hot The Power Station 81
                      90 98 2 Sweet Nothing Working Week 79
                      91 *** 9 Grimly Fiendish The Damned 76
                      *** *** 8 That Was Yesterday Foreigner 75
                      *** 74 14 Hangin' On A String (Contemplating) Loose Ends 74
                      92 87 4 This Is The Shirt Two People 72
                      93 116 2 Secret In The Street Nils Lofgren 71
                      *** *** 5 Froggy Mix James Brown 71
                      *** *** 28 You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) Dead Or Alive 69
                      94 NE 1 Je Suis Passée Hard Corps 68
                      95 82 5 My Baby Just Cares For Me Nina Simone 68
                      *** *** 13 Kiss Me Stephen 'TinTin' Duffy 64
                      96 95 2 Pink And Black Robert Plant 63
                      *** 78 4 Girls On My Mind Fatback 63
                      *** *** 8 Fan The Flame Barbara Pennington 63
                      97 NE 1 Eyes (Edit.) Donna Summer 60
                      98 84 2 Who Knows What Love Is? Strawberry Switchblade 60
                      *** *** 11 Pie Jesu Sarah Brightman and Paul Miles-Kingston 60
                      *** 72 12 Every Time You Go Away Paul Young 59
                      99 *** 29 Solid Ashford & Simpson 58
                      100 96 3 A Broken Heart Can Mend Alexander O'Neal 58
                      *** *** 23 Won't You Hold My Hand Now (Remix) King 58
                      *** *** 8 Heartline Robin George 58
                      101 100 12 Eastenders Simon May 57
                      102 85 44 Two Tribes Frankie Goes To Hollywood 57
                      *** *** 6 Beyond The Sea (La Mer) George Benson 56
                      *** *** 11 Wide Boy Nik Kershaw 55
                      103 94 6 Jail House Rap Fat Boys 51
                      104 92 5 Love Comes Gary Glitter 51
                      105 89 4 Thief In The Night (Edit.) George Duke 51
                      106 107 2 Reward / Treason (It's Just A Story) Remixed Version The Teardrop Explodes 50
                      107 101 4 Freak-A-Ristic Atlantic Starr 50
                      108 NE 1 Ways To Be Wicked Lone Justice 49
                      109 *** 8 Don't Come Around Here No More Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers 49
                      *** 77 3 Animal Instinct Commodores 49
                      110 131 80 Relax Frankie Goes To Hollywood 48
                      *** 83 5 Rock And Roll Girls John Fogerty 48
                      111 119 2 Cats Eyes John Kongos 47
                      112 *** 18 Nightshift Commodores 47
                      *** *** 7 Moments In Love / Beat Box Art Of Noise 47
                      *** *** 12 Super Gran Billy Connolly 47
                      113 NE 1 Why Don't Pretty Girls (Look At Me) The Wild Men Of Wonga 46
                      *** *** 9 Roses Haywoode 46
                      114 148 5 Move Me The Woodentops 45
                      115 121 2 Circus Ring (We Scream About) Vitamin Z 45
                      116 106 9 Dynamite Jermaine Jackson 44
                      *** *** 16 Do What You Do Jermaine Jackson 43
                      117 107 2 All The Daughters (Of Her Father's House) The Icicle Works 42
                      118 NE 1 Needle In The Groove Mama's Boys 41
                      119 NE 1 Sorry Wrong Number Evelyn Thomas 41
                      120 *** 8 Groovin' War 41
                      *** *** 4 A.B.C. (Falling In Love's Not Easy) Direct Drive 41
                      121 NE 1 One Lonely Night REO Speedwagon 40
                      122 *** 14 Let's Go Crazy / Take Me With U Prince And The Revolution 40
                      *** *** 7 Castles In The Air The Colourfield 40
                      123 99 2 Warm And Tender Love The Intruders 40
                      *** *** 44 Dancing In The Dark Bruce Springsteen 40
                      *** *** 6 Settle Down Lillo Thomas 40
                      *** *** 8 Put My Arms Around You Kevin Kitchen 40
                      *** *** 11 Let's Go Together Change 39
                      124 104 25 I Want To Know What Love Is Foreigner 38
                      125 105 40 I Just Called To Say I Love You Stevie Wonder 37
                      *** *** 10 The Country Of The Blind Faith Brothers 37
                      126 *** 7 Going Down To Liverpool Bangles 35
                      127 102 10 Piece Of The Action Meat Loaf 35
                      128 144 2 Girls Night Out Toto Coelo 34
                      129 *** 5 The Gambler Kenny Rogers 34
                      *** 91 4 Lucky In Love Mick Jagger 34
                      130 124 47 Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now) Phil Collins 33
                      131 *** 7 Nightshift Winston Groovy 33
                      132 *** 8 Be Near Me ABC 32
                      *** *** 14 The Last Kiss David Cassidy 32
                      133 114 26 The Power Of Love Frankie Goes To Hollywood 31
                      *** *** 22 I Know Him So Well Elaine Paige And Barbara Dickson 31
                      134 NE 1 Death Of The European The Three Johns 30
                      135 130 13 Absolute Reality The Alarm 30
                      136 117 2 Forbidden Fruit Richie Weeks & Centrefold 30
                      137 110 6 Watch Me Catch Fire Big Heat 30
                      *** *** 9 Aikea-Guinea Cocteau Twins 30
                      *** *** 12 Now That We've Found Love Third World 30
                      138 *** 9 Don't Worry Baby / Will The Wolf Survive Los Lobos 29
                      139 97 2 Wallflower The Monochrome Set 29
                      140 RE 20 Love & Pride King 28
                      141 *** 9 Love Me Right Now Rose Royce 28
                      142 *** 27 I Feel Love (Part 1) Donna Summer, Remixed by Patrick Cowley 28
                      *** *** 6 Baby Come And Get It Pointer Sisters 27
                      *** *** 13 Material Girl Madonna 27
                      143 NE 1 Shed A Tear (There You Go) Les Enfants 26
                      *** *** 11 Between The Wars (EP) Billy Bragg 26
                      144 NE 1 Pump Me Up Caroline Munro 25
                      145 NE 1 You Talk Too Much Run-D.M.C. 25
                      146 135 111 Blue Monday New Order 25
                      *** *** 12 Dancing In The Dark (EP) Big Daddy 25
                      147 118 3 Someone For Me Whitney Houston 25
                      *** *** 11 Somebody Bryan Adams 25
                      148 NE 1 Ball Of Confusion Love And Rockets 24
                      149 136 16 This Is Not America (Theme From 'The Falcon And The Snowman') David Bowie/Pat Metheny Group 24
                      150 134 20 The Boys Of Summer Don Henley 24
                      *** *** 10 Let Her Go Strawberry Switchblade 24
                      151 111 24 Do They Know It's Christmas? Band Aid 24
                      152 150 13 No Fool (For Love) Hazell Dean 23
                      153 125 3 For You My Love Nellie Lutcher (With Nat King Cole) 23
                      *** *** 9 A Pair Of Brown Eyes The Pogues 23
                      *** *** 4 Hold Me Tight Robert White 23
                      *** *** 53 Tainted Love Soft Cell 23
                      *** *** 17 The Belle Of St. Mark Sheila E. 23
                      154 RE 13 Mr. Telephone Man New Edition 22
                      155 *** 6 Babies Ashford & Simpson 22
                      156 *** 16 Things Can Only Get Better Howard Jones 22
                      157 112 41 Smalltown Boy Bronski Beat 22
                      *** *** 11 The Megamelle Mix / Pump Me Up Grandmaster Melle Mel And The Furious Five 22
                      158 103 9 Shakespeare's Sister The Smiths 22
                      159 *** 5 Be With Me Red Guitars 21
                      160 *** 29 Close (To The Edit) Art Of Noise 21
                      *** *** 26 Shout Tears For Fears 21
                      161 146 19 Loverboy Billy Ocean 21
                      162 140 3 How Much Longer Re-Flex 21
                      *** *** 40 Ghostbusters Ray Parker Jr. 21
                      *** *** 20 World Destruction Time Zone featuring John Lydon And Afrika Bambaataa 21
                      163 188 3 Vox Humana Kenny Loggins 20
                      164 173 17 Sex Over The Phone The Village People 20
                      165 *** 43 Careless Whisper George Michael 20
                      166 155 2 Prison Tom Robinson 20
                      167 143 2 Too Much Time The Boothill Foot-Tappers 20
                      168 133 13 Breaking Up My Heart Shakin' Stevens 20
                      169 127 24 Last Christmas / Everything She Wants Wham! 20
                      170 122 2 Human To Human Adu 20
                      *** 120 3 Like A Virgin / Method To My Madness The Lords 20
                      171 RE 10 Fetish / Spooky Vicious Pink 19
                      *** *** 5 Oh Baby Spank 19
                      172 RE 7 New York City Village People 18
                      173 *** 7 Along Comes A Woman Chicago 18
                      174 158 12 Forever Man Eric Clapton 18
                      *** 137 3 Fire, Fire / Little Red Riding Hood The Meteors 18
                      *** *** 14 Theme From 'Shaft' Eddy & The Soul Band 18
                      175 RE 3 Snot Rap II (Rapping Again) Kenny Everett 17
                      176 RE 9 You're My Heart, You're My Soul Modern Talking 17
                      *** *** 6 Sunset Grill Don Henley 17
                      177 153 3 Two Can Have A Party Sarah & The Planes 17
                      178 NE 1 Olé, Olé Izhar Cohen 16
                      179 NE 1 If I Had My Life To Live Over Rose Marie 16
                      180 RE 30 Holiday Madonna 16
                      181 RE 4 Just A Gigolo/I Ain't Got Nobody David Lee Roth 16
                      182 *** 12 The Glamorous Life Sheila E. 16
                      *** *** 16 How Soon Is Now? The Smiths 16
                      *** *** 5 Strangers Pallas 16
                      *** 115 3 Give A Little Love For Love Stylistics 16
                      *** *** 19 Little Red Corvette / 1999 Prince 16
                      183 NE 1 Limit Of Your Loving Well Red 15
                      184 NE 1 Can't Get Enough (Of Your Love) Take Three 15
                      185 RE 20 Private Dancer Tina Turner 15
                      186 RE 18 It's It's ... The Sweet Mix Sweet 15
                      187 RE 27 Caribbean Queen (No More Love On The Run) Billy Ocean 15
                      188 NE 1 Incense And Peppermints The Adult Net 15
                      189 161 3 Don't Turn Your Back On The One You Love Nigel Cochrane 15
                      190 149 13 Back In Stride Maze featuring Frankie Beverly 15
                      *** 145 4 Deep The March Violets 15
                      *** 123 16 Belfast Barnbrack, Vocal: Owen McMahon 15
                      191 NE 1 Celebrate! (Everybody) Globe & Pow Wow 14
                      192 RE 8 Radioactive The Firm 14
                      193 RE 12 The Lost Opera Kimera & The Operaiders With The LSO 14
                      194 RE 38 The Singles 1981 To 1983 (EP) Bauhaus 14
                      195 RE 17 Sussudio Phil Collins 14
                      196 RE 78 White Lines (Don't Don't Do It) Grandmaster & Melle Mel 14
                      197 RE 17 Thinking Of You The Colourfield 14
                      198 RE 14 Flower Duet (From 'Lakmé') Mady Mesplé & Danielle Millet 14
                      199 RE 19 We Belong Pat Benatar 14
                      200 RE 22 Slippery People (Live Version) Talking Heads 14

                      chart listing courtesy of kobyhadrian

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                      • The new entry at 134 reminds me of a grim anecdote from the late Janice Long (source: NME), which epitomises what a terrible month May '85 had been.

                        At 7:30pm on 29th May, the news bulletin on R1 carried news of fatalities at the European Cup final at the Heysel Stadium. Janice, on air, was obviously distressed, not least because she knew Peel was at the stadium. In addition she realised that the record she had cued up ready to come out of the news was "Death of the European". Thinking fast, Janice switched to another single - she grabbed the new release of "I'm On Fire" by Bruce Springsteen. She thought she had acted with sensitivity but, when it was playing, realised it was only 18 days after the Bradford disaster. It had been an awful month.

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                        • Intriguing insight Andy. Certainly not a time to be a football fan, not that I ever was, but I do vividly recall these events nevertheless, and reflecting on how much crap can come to pass in such a short space of time.

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                          • To add to the terrible month it was for football. One forgotten disaster happened the same day as the Bradford fire (May 11) in a game between Birmingham City and Leeds. After the game a massive crowd disturbance broke out and in an attempt to escape the trouble some fans tried to climb over a wall which collapsed. In echoes of what would happen at Heysel, the wall collapsed and one young fan lost his life, crushed to death by falling debris. The wall hadn't been maintained for years and just crumbled under the weight of supporters trying to flee the trouble.

                            https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/spo...agedy-13021258

                            Football grounds were like death traps back then, a lesson that still wouldn't be learned for another 4 years when penning in fans took a dreadful turn. Had it not been for Valley Parade (Bradford FC) not having fencing the death toll would have been in the hundreds. The Bradford FC disaster, like Hillsborough in 1989, wasn't due to crowd trouble but it showed how the authorities - club owners. local and central Government authorities - had neglected to look after stadiums for many years and football fans were treated like third rate cattle.

                            RIP to them all.

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                            • Wild Men Of Wonga was a one-off single fronted by Brit actor Daniel Peacock that somehow managed to get on the soundtrack for Weird Science later that year.

                              Produced by Andy Hill (Bucks Fizz). Bit of a racket.

                              Hard Corps single was released on both a major label (English version) and an indie (French version). It got to #7 on the indie chart though most of the copies pressed were on the major.

                              Three Johns single is really good. They were a post punk band with a drum machine who never gave up their day jobs. This was a big indie hit (#3).


                              and there's the awful Gary Numan composed single for Caroline Munro!

                              debuts for Maria McKee's Lone Justice and Bauhaus' spinoff Love and Rockets who would have big success in the US. Odd choice for a first single to do a Temptations cover. Also Brix Smith's The Adult Net with a Strawberry Alarm Clock cover.

                              Izhar Cohen was Israel's Eurovision entry.











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                              • A very inauspicious debut for 'Frankie'. Would that it could stayed that way....

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                                • I think judging by that oddity of a video that Daniel Peacock fancied himself as the next Ian Dury. Probably should've stuck to his day job and left the musical side of things to his dear old dad Trevor, who somewhat incongruously (given his later success in playing bungling characters like Jim in 'The Vicar Of Dibley') was the songwriting pen behind several quite well-known songs dating back to the mid-'60s.

                                  I was expecting The Three Johns to be pretty awful and possibly a full-on novelty record, but like you Blondini I was pleasantly surprised. A sort-of subgrade Psychedelic Furs. Ta for posting as it always saves me the effort of fishing these hitherto-unheard or long-forgotten obscurities out myself!

                                  As a general observation, it is interesting to reflect on the extent to which some of the biggest 'hits' on the indie chart from this era had on the full chart. All-too-often it seems the answer is not that much, as many seem to have never had sufficient sales to dent the upper half of the table. In any case, it gives us a useful gauge as to how much indie smashes were selling back then and - as with the main chart itself - offers wider context to the positions at which titles in that 'genre' if it can be defined as such by this time reached.

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                                  • "Wild Men Of Wonga" is, of course, a play on the title of the infamous 50s B-movie "Wild Women Of Wongo" - one of the worst/best films of all time...








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                                    • Well, hello, Jazzy Jeff...! In at #162 on May 18th.

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                                      • 1 June 1985

                                        Twk Lwk Wks Title Artist Sales
                                        1 1 5 19 Paul Hardcastle 4942
                                        2 2 3 A View To A Kill Duran Duran 3386
                                        3 3 7 Love Don't Live Here Anymore Jimmy Nail 3000
                                        4 7 3 Kayleigh Marillion 2476
                                        5 6 10 Rhythm Of The Night DeBarge 1954
                                        6 4 19 Move Closer Phyllis Nelson 1846
                                        7 5 7 I Feel Love (Medley) Bronski Beat / Marc Almond 1631
                                        8 18 3 Out In The Fields Gary Moore & Phil Lynott 1552
                                        9 20 6 Walking On Sunshine Katrina And The Waves 1516
                                        10 11 4 Slave To Love Bryan Ferry 1346
                                        11 8 6 Feel So Real Steve Arrington 1314
                                        12 28 6 Obsession Animotion 1264
                                        13 17 4 Call Me Go West 1258
                                        14 10 3 We All Follow Man. United Manchester United Football Team 1218
                                        15 29 4 The Word Girl Scritti Politti 1130
                                        16 9 4 Walls Come Tumbling Down! The Style Council 1084
                                        17 16 4 Magic Touch Loose Ends 1072
                                        18 12 7 I Was Born To Love You Freddie Mercury 1041
                                        19 37 4 Suddenly Billy Ocean 1002
                                        20 35 3 Icing On The Cake Stephen 'Tin Tin' Duffy 968
                                        21 21 4 Shake The Disease Depeche Mode 957
                                        22 24 4 Get It On The Power Station 903
                                        23 13 7 Don't You (Forget About Me) Simple Minds 820
                                        24 36 7 Thinking About Your Love Skipworth & Turner 813
                                        25 15 10 Everybody Wants To Rule The World Tears For Fears 761
                                        26 19 6 Rage To Love Kim Wilde 749
                                        27 40 2 The Live EP (EP) Gary Numan 697
                                        28 38 2 So In Love Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark 656
                                        29 23 11 Cry Godley & Creme 569
                                        30 31 5 All Fall Down Five Star 564
                                        31 27 10 Free Yourself The Untouchables 557
                                        32 47 2 History Mai Tai 543
                                        33 14 4 Here We Go Everton 1985 (The Official Team Record) 518
                                        34 22 6 I Want Your Lovin' (Just A Little Bit) Curtis Hairston 511
                                        35 30 6 Walk Like A Man Divine 464
                                        36 49 5 Duel - The First Side Propaganda 454
                                        37 44 4 Cherish Kool & The Gang 432
                                        38 42 2 Heaven Bryan Adams 420
                                        39 43 5 Walking On The Chinese Wall Philip Bailey 414
                                        40 26 5 The Unforgettable Fire U2 397
                                        41 25 7 Would I Lie To You? Eurythmics 397
                                        42 53 4 Remember I Love You Jim Diamond 371
                                        43 61 2 Paisley Park Prince And The Revolution 360
                                        44 56 3 Let It Swing Bobbysocks! 359
                                        45 33 8 We Are The World USA For Africa 354
                                        46 34 8 One More Night Phil Collins 351
                                        47 32 7 Lover Come Back To Me Dead Or Alive 350
                                        48 39 6 Don't Fall In Love (I Said) Toyah 343
                                        49 46 2 The Perfect Kiss New Order 328
                                        50 68 2 She Sells Sanctuary The Cult 321
                                        51 52 3 Sanctified Lady Marvin Gaye 310
                                        52 NE 1 You'll Never Walk Alone The Crowd 306
                                        53 79 2 Frankie Sister Sledge 282
                                        54 50 11 Imagination Belouis Some 262
                                        55 75 2 Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick (Special Mix By Paul Hardcastle) Ian Dury & The Blockheads 247
                                        56 71 2 Oh What A Feeling (The Paul Hardcastle Remix) Change 242
                                        57 41 10 Clouds Across The Moon RAH Band 241
                                        58 57 4 Romance (Let Your Heart Go) David Cassidy 240
                                        59 NE 1 El Vino Collapso Black Lace 237
                                        60 73 3 Oh Yeah! Bill Withers 230
                                        61 76 2 It Ain't Fair Edwin Starr 219
                                        62 45 11 Could It Be I'm Falling In Love David Grant And Jaki Graham 215
                                        63 87 11 Axel F Harold Faltermeyer 208
                                        64 54 4 Modern Romance (I Want To Fall In Love Again) Francis Rossi and Bernard Frost 195
                                        65 59 4 Boogie Oogie Oogie A Taste Of Honey 192
                                        66 NE 1 Wicki Wacky House Party The Team 189
                                        67 65 7 I Wonder If I Take You Home Lisa Lisa And Cult Jam With Full Force 189
                                        68 55 7 Eye To Eye Chaka Khan 167
                                        69 77 3 Devoted To You Cacique 164
                                        70 51 12 Stainsby Girls Chris Rea 162
                                        71 NE 1 Get Up I Feel Like Being A Sex Machine (Part 1) James Brown 159
                                        72 69 10 Welcome To The Pleasuredome Frankie Goes To Hollywood 158
                                        73 63 5 Like I Like It Aurra 157
                                        74 62 5 Dangerous Pennye Ford 155
                                        75 NE 1 King In A Catholic Style (Wake Up) China Crisis 154
                                        *** 48 7 Look Mama Howard Jones 154
                                        76 81 21 Missing You Diana Ross 146
                                        77 72 8 Megarex T.Rex 138
                                        78 NE 1 The More They Knock The More I Love You (Vocal) Gloria D. Brown 131
                                        79 66 6 Second Nature Dan Hartman 131
                                        80 93 3 Secret In The Street Nils Lofgren 130
                                        *** 60 13 Easy Lover Philip Bailey (Duet With Phil Collins) 125
                                        *** 70 15 We Close Our Eyes Go West 117
                                        *** 67 6 No Rest New Model Army 115
                                        *** 64 7 So Far Away Dire Straits 112
                                        81 NE 1 The Lady Don't Mind Talking Heads 109
                                        *** *** 11 Life In A Northern Town Dream Academy 108
                                        *** 82 4 Over The Sea Jesse Rae 94
                                        *** *** 11 Spend The Night The Cool Notes 94
                                        82 80 4 Celebrate Youth Rick Springfield 92
                                        *** *** 12 That Ole Devil Called Love Alison Moyet 92
                                        83 90 3 Sweet Nothing Working Week 91
                                        84 88 31 Cover Me Bruce Springsteen 90
                                        *** 58 12 Black Man Ray China Crisis 89
                                        85 85 2 Sweet 2th - Wig Wam Willy Mix - The Teen-Action Mix The Sweet 85
                                        86 84 7 Radio Africa Latin Quarter 83
                                        87 NE 1 Love On The Rise Kenny G & Kashif 82
                                        88 118 2 Needle In The Groove Mama's Boys 76
                                        89 *** 15 Hangin' On A String (Contemplating) Loose Ends 76
                                        90 89 3 Tonight (Dancing With The Desparate) Norma Lewis 76
                                        91 78 5 Green Shirt Elvis Costello & The Attractions 74
                                        92 NE 1 Money Moves Barrington Levy 73
                                        93 94 2 Je Suis Passée Hard Corps 72
                                        *** 74 11 Love Is A Battlefield Pat Benatar 71
                                        *** *** 12 Some Like It Hot The Power Station 70
                                        94 NE 1 Nemesis Shriekback 68
                                        95 108 2 Ways To Be Wicked Lone Justice 68
                                        *** *** 15 Can't Fight This Feeling REO Speedwagon 68
                                        96 *** 12 Pie Jesu Sarah Brightman and Paul Miles-Kingston 67
                                        97 92 5 This Is The Shirt Two People 66
                                        98 83 4 Found My Girl Imagination 66
                                        99 125 41 I Just Called To Say I Love You Stevie Wonder 65
                                        100 119 2 Sorry Wrong Number Evelyn Thomas 65
                                        101 NE 1 Cccan't You See (Re-Mixxx) Vicious Pink 63
                                        102 *** 13 Every Time You Go Away Paul Young 63
                                        103 86 5 Take Me To The Fire This Island Earth 63
                                        *** *** 29 You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) Dead Or Alive 61
                                        104 NE 1 My Toot Toot Denise La Salle 60
                                        105 99 30 Solid Ashford & Simpson 59
                                        106 134 2 Death Of The European The Three Johns 57
                                        *** *** 17 The Heat Is On Glenn Frey 57
                                        107 NE 1 In And Out Of Love Bon Jovi 56
                                        *** 95 6 My Baby Just Cares For Me Nina Simone 56
                                        108 97 2 Eyes Donna Summer 55
                                        109 91 10 Grimly Fiendish The Damned 55
                                        *** *** 7 Love Is...... Vikki 55
                                        110 167 3 Too Much Time The Boothill Foot-Tappers 54
                                        111 110 81 Relax Frankie Goes To Hollywood 54
                                        112 101 13 Eastenders Simon May 52
                                        *** *** 14 Kiss Me Stephen 'TinTin' Duffy 49
                                        *** 98 3 Who Knows What Love Is? Strawberry Switchblade 49
                                        113 NE 1 Friends David Essex 47
                                        114 104 6 Love Comes Gary Glitter 47
                                        115 115 3 Circus Ring (We Scream About) Vitamin Z 46
                                        *** *** 8 No Man's Land Gerard Kenny 46
                                        116 NE 1 Hotel California Eagles 45
                                        117 *** 17 Do What You Do Jermaine Jackson 45
                                        118 *** 14 Material Girl Madonna 43
                                        119 124 26 I Want To Know What Love Is Foreigner 43
                                        120 109 9 Don't Come Around Here No More Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers 42
                                        121 106 3 Reward / Treason (It's Just A Story) The Teardrop Explodes 42
                                        *** *** 5 Girls On My Mind Fatback 42
                                        122 176 10 You're My Heart, You're My Soul Modern Talking 41
                                        123 100 4 A Broken Heart Can Mend Alexander O'Neal 41
                                        *** *** 6 Froggy Mix James Brown 41
                                        *** *** 9 That Was Yesterday Foreigner 40
                                        124 NE 1 Let's Change It Up Inner Life 40
                                        125 NE 1 The Big Kiss Thereza Bazer 39
                                        126 130 48 Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now) Phil Collins 39
                                        127 123 3 Warm And Tender Love The Intruders 39
                                        128 117 3 All The Daughters (Of Her Father's House) The Icicle Works 39
                                        *** 102 45 Two Tribes Frankie Goes To Hollywood 39
                                        *** *** 8 Castles In The Air The Colourfield 38
                                        129 120 9 Groovin' (Vocal) War 37
                                        *** *** 7 Beyond The Sea (La Mer) George Benson 37
                                        130 NE 1 Save Your Love (For #1) Rene And Angela With Kurtis Blow 36
                                        131 *** 12 Somebody Bryan Adams 36
                                        132 *** 13 Now That We've Found Love Third World 36
                                        *** *** 8 Moments In Love / Beat Box Art Of Noise 36
                                        133 NE 1 Girls Love The Way He Spins (Edit) Grandmaster Flash 35
                                        134 *** 21 World Destruction Time Zone featuring John Lydon And Afrika Bambaataa 35
                                        *** *** 11 Won't You Hold My Hand Now (Remix) King 35
                                        *** *** 9 Fan The Flame Barbara Pennington 35
                                        *** *** 9 Heartline Robin George 34
                                        135 170 3 Human To Human Adu 33
                                        136 139 3 Wallflower The Monochrome Set 33
                                        *** *** 45 Dancing In The Dark Bruce Springsteen 33
                                        137 136 3 Forbidden Fruit Richie Weeks & Centrefold 32
                                        138 116 10 Dynamite Jermaine Jackson 32
                                        139 112 19 Nightshift Commodores 32
                                        140 NE 1 Too Many Hearts Get Broken The Hollies 31
                                        141 169 25 Last Christmas / Everything She Wants Wham! 31
                                        142 121 2 One Lonely Night REO Speedwagon 31
                                        *** *** 11 The Country Of The Blind Faith Brothers 31
                                        143 188 2 Incense And Peppermints The Adult Net 30
                                        144 153 4 For You My Love Nellie Lutcher (With Nat King Cole) 30
                                        145 *** 11 Let Her Go Strawberry Switchblade 30
                                        146 146 112 Blue Monday New Order 30
                                        147 NE 1 Somebody To Love In Tua Nua 29
                                        148 150 21 The Boys Of Summer Don Henley 29
                                        149 148 2 Ball Of Confusion Love And Rockets 29
                                        *** *** 6 Rock And Roll Girls John Fogerty 29
                                        150 NE 1 Live Is Life Opus 28
                                        151 RE 28 Like A Virgin Madonna 28
                                        *** *** 10 Roses Haywoode 28
                                        152 164 18 Sex Over The Phone The Village People 27
                                        *** *** 5 Lucky In Love Mick Jagger 27
                                        153 NE 1 So Do I Mike Redway And Fiona Kennedy 26
                                        154 161 20 Loverboy Billy Ocean 26
                                        155 159 6 Be With Me Red Guitars 26
                                        *** *** 7 Baby Come And Get It Pointer Sisters 26
                                        156 138 10 Don't Worry Baby / Will The Wolf Survive Los Lobos 26
                                        *** *** 9 Put My Arms Around You Kevin Kitchen 26
                                        *** 105 5 Thief In The Night George Duke 26
                                        *** *** 4 Animal Instinct Commodores 26
                                        *** *** 12 Wide Boy Nik Kershaw 26
                                        157 RE 19 Legs ZZ Top 25
                                        158 NE 1 Into The Fire Hitlist 25
                                        159 RE 4 Number One (Savin' Face) / That's Livin' Alright Joe Fagin 25
                                        160 RE 3 Think About Love Dolly Parton 25
                                        161 158 10 Shakespeare's Sister The Smiths 25
                                        162 *** 18 The Belle Of St. Mark Sheila E. 25
                                        163 145 2 You Talk Too Much Run-D.M.C. 25
                                        *** 103 7 Jail House Rap (Edit.) Fat Boys 25
                                        164 165 44 Careless Whisper George Michael 24
                                        165 *** 54 Tainted Love Soft Cell 24
                                        166 151 25 Do They Know It's Christmas? Band Aid 24
                                        *** *** 23 I Know Him So Well Elaine Paige And Barbara Dickson 24
                                        *** *** 15 The Last Kiss David Cassidy 24
                                        *** *** 12 Let's Go Together Change 24
                                        167 RE 10 Boogie Down (Bronx) Man Parrish 23
                                        168 NE 1 No. 1 Thomas Leer 23
                                        169 184 2 Can't Get Enough (Of Your Love) (Soul Mix) Take Three 23
                                        170 142 28 I Feel Love (Part 1) Donna Summer, Remixed by Patrick Cowley 23
                                        171 133 27 The Power Of Love Frankie Goes To Hollywood 23
                                        172 126 8 Going Down To Liverpool Bangles 23
                                        173 96 3 Pink And Black Robert Plant 23
                                        174 NE 1 Killin' Time Barry Blood 22
                                        174 NE 1 Everything I Need Men At Work 22
                                        174 NE 1 Call Me Mr. 'Telephone' (Answering Service) Cheyne 22
                                        177 172 8 New York City Village People 22
                                        178 149 17 This Is Not America (Theme From 'The Falcon And The Snowman') David Bowie/Pat Metheny Group 22
                                        *** *** 10 Aikea-Guinea Cocteau Twins 22
                                        *** *** 7 Settle Down Lillo Thomas 22
                                        *** *** 5 A.B.C. (Falling In Love's Not Easy) Direct Drive 22
                                        179 186 19 It's It's ... The Sweet Mix Sweet 21
                                        180 154 14 Mr. Telephone Man New Edition 21
                                        181 140 21 Love & Pride King 21
                                        182 111 3 Cats Eyes John Kongos 21
                                        183 NE 1 Germans Udo Lindenberg 20
                                        *** *** 4 Like A Virgin / Method To My Madness The Lords 20
                                        184 131 8 Nightshift Winston Groovy 20
                                        185 129 6 The Gambler Kenny Rogers 20
                                        *** *** 13 Super Gran Billy Connolly 20
                                        186 RE 3 The Arbiter Björn Skifs 19
                                        187 189 4 Don't Turn Your Back On The One You Love Nigel Cochrane 19
                                        188 *** 17 How Soon Is Now? The Smiths 19
                                        189 174 13 Forever Man Eric Clapton 19
                                        *** *** 41 Ghostbusters Ray Parker Jr. 19
                                        190 157 42 Smalltown Boy Bronski Beat 19
                                        *** *** 10 A Pair Of Brown Eyes The Pogues 19
                                        191 143 2 Shed A Tear (There You Go) Les Enfants 19
                                        *** 127 11 Piece Of The Action Meat Loaf 19
                                        192 122 15 Let's Go Crazy (Edit) / Take Me With U Prince And The Revolution 19
                                        193 107 5 Freak-A-Ristic Atlantic Starr 19
                                        194 NE 1 My Toot Toot Rockin' Sidney 18
                                        195 NE 1 Can't Get Enough Of Your Love Pink Rhythm 18
                                        196 RE 18 You're The Inspiration Chicago 18
                                        197 RE 13 Never Understand The Jesus And Mary Chain 18
                                        198 *** 5 Deep The March Violets 18
                                        *** *** 6 Oh Baby Spank 18
                                        *** *** 12 The Megamelle Mix / Pump Me Up Grandmaster Melle Mel And The Furious Five 18
                                        199 155 7 Babies Ashford & Simpson 18
                                        *** *** 12 Between The Wars (EP) Billy Bragg 18
                                        200 NE 1 Miss Your Love The Emotions 17

                                        chart listing courtesy of kobyhadrian

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                                        • 2 versions of My Toot Toot debuting 01/06/1985, the original by Rockin' Sidney @ No.194 (UK No.91) and Denise La Salle @ No.104 (UK No.6)

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                                          • Originally posted by beat47 View Post
                                            2 versions of My Toot Toot debuting 01/06/1985, the original by Rockin' Sidney @ No.194 (UK No.91) and Denise La Salle @ No.104 (UK No.6)
                                            And both are awful! The Denise La Salle version was unavoidable on the radio all through summer 1985.

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                                            • One of my least favourite Top Ten hits of the decade. I shall not be seeking out the original on YouTube as it simply can't be any better than the well-trodden La Salle version. Interesting though how both registered in the 200 in the same week and that one is set to go all the way to the upper reaches while presumably the other will sink with little trace.

                                              The (frankly awful but you're not supposed to say so because it was for a worthy cause) Crowd single appears at 52 before rocketing up to 4, staging one of largest climbs seen within the Top 75 at that time, on its way of course to 1, although I often think this is one charity ensemble that many people have forgotten, along with the Ferry Aid effort. Everyone recalls - and still hears - the Band Aid and USA For Africa chart-toppers but less so these. Sadly I also think many overlook the Bradford stadium disaster and only tend to remember Hillsborough as that tragic episode has continued to pop up in the headlines ever since.

                                              Low entry at 150 for 'Live Is Life', which curiously seems to have been picked up recently as a soundbed for various ads, or at least a copy of it. Another surprisingly far-down-the-table entry for 'Obsession' by Animotion at 176 a few weeks back too. Has anything entered at compressed position No 200 and gone on to climb to the Top 10 yet (or even 20)? By my recollection no, but those keener-eyed observers of these threads may know different.

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                                              • Originally posted by Robbie View Post
                                                And both are awful! The Denise La Salle version was unavoidable on the radio all through summer 1985.
                                                I detested that record with a vengeance !, and yes it was everywhere at the time and inescapable.

                                                Good to see Hotel California making a re-appearance as it is a timeless piece of music.

                                                I liked Frankie from Sister Sledge because I liked them but it wasn't a patch on He's The Greatest Dancer from '79. Their finest moment in my book.
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                                                • ^ (reply to Gambo)
                                                  I don't think anything has, as yet, but I'm sure at some stage something will.

                                                  'Live Is Life' is pretty awful too but it brings back happy memories of my holiday in Spain in July 1985. It was played in every pub and nightclub I went to. I even ended up singing along to it despite not liking it! Another record that was played a lot during my fortnight in Spain ('Tarzan Boy' by Baltimora) will also chart later in the year.

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                                                  • Originally posted by MrTibbs View Post

                                                    I detested that record with a vengeance !, and yes it was everywhere at the time and inescapable.

                                                    Good to see Hotel California making a re-appearance as it is a timeless piece of music.

                                                    I liked Frankie from Sister Sledge because I liked them but it wasn't a patch on He's The Greatest Dancer from '79. Their finest moment in my book.
                                                    'Frankie' is another awful song! It certainly wasn't one of the greatest songs that Sister Sledge sang...

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